Advanced CertificatE Theology and Congregational Leadership

The Advanced Certificate in Theology and Congregational Leadership is designed for clergy and laity who want to strengthen their ministry leadership. The Certificate program consists of twelve courses, combining foundational subjects such as Bible, theology, and church history with two courses in the area of specialty. Program requirements are completed through a combination of online and intensive courses, allowing students the flexibility to work at their own pace, taking one, two, or three courses at a time.

Certificate Requirements 

Twelve courses across six content areas are required for the Advanced Certificate in Theology & Congregational Leadership:

  • Hebrew Bible
  • New Testament
  • History & Confessions
  • Theology 1
  • Theology 2 or Ethics
  • Worship
  • Leadership & Faith Formation
  • Education & Discipleship
  • Pastoral Care
  • Contextual Ministry
  • Ministry Specialization Elective (2)

Certificate students can take Exploring Faith: Entry Level courses or TEEM courses to meet their requirements.

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